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WORKING ON MY FITNESS // Our Vintage Farmhouse

Sarah Hollingshead16 Comments

Alright, I'm really putting myself out there! I've pushed this off long enough! Here we go...

 

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I am starting a fitness journey! On Fridays I will be sharing some of my favorite workouts and meals. I would love for us to all be able to support and keep track with each other in the comments section! That way we all can share together. We ALL have different goals!! 

My weight has fluctuated all my life. I ran track back in the day and have been pretty active. I've always been really muscular.  Although, my body changed after having a baby and it was a lot easier to gain weight in my stomach after that. When I gain weight my stomach looks round like I am preggers sometimes so hence the shape. It actually makes me uncomfortable to even look at and show you. It was much straighter a few months ago. I think it's because I had a cesarean and diastasis recti but it can go straight over time with a lot of hard work. 

I am short so my weight shows a lot easier on me. Here are my current stats...

I'm 5 feet tall and 132 pounds. 

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The past 2 weeks I have worked out every single day. I am already seeing some changes but mainly, I am gaining a lot of muscle right now. PLUS: I feel amazing and am sleeping through the night. Sleeping so good, that I am actually falling asleep around 9pm (the time I usually try to post on Instagram at night! haha) So that is why I have been MIA lately! Mama needs a nap!! 

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I lost 15 pounds in this picture! I weighed 115. This was taken 8 months ago and then I gained it back after dealing with a break up and just eating my feelings instead of drinking them. It is my fault. I have shaped myself to this point and I take full responsibility! I want to get back to this picture. I felt great!! Honestly, I am not far from my goal but feel like this may help you! Maybe you can relate with me? Maybe this will inspire you to start working out again or just eating healthy?! I know it doesn't matter what the scale says! I am not a nutritionist by any means. My goals are to lose weight and tighten up all over. AKA look and feel good naked. That is the ultimate goal! 

WE all should love ourselves and feel good in our own skin!

I would preferably feel better if I lost some weight :). My goal is 115. 

Here is the meal plan I'm on right now but tweak it some if I go to a restaurant last minute. Oh, and I started drinking Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar and it really seems to help with cravings and helps me feel better too. It is supposed to help with weight loss, but we will see about that! Also, I switch up my proteins with chicken and sometimes add rice in the evening, change it up with a sweet potato or avocado! Variety is so good! I eat bananas some for snack too and some fruit. I am just trying to keep my sugar intake low right now. 

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BREAKFAST: 1 tall glass of water, 1-2 tablespoons of Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar, little shot of honey and a squeeze of lemon; sugar fee or low sugar if you really need sugar - oatmeal, egg whites, if you're in a super hurry, grab a protein drink since you can't have eggs, drink more water

Eat every 3 hours.

SNACK: handful of almonds and apple or apple and tablespoon of peanut butter, or oikos triple zero (I love the chocolate)

Drink more water!! 

3 hours later LUNCH: SALAD spinach leaves, onions, red and green peppers, couple of tomatoes, couple of cucumbers, half a grilled chicken breast (correct serving size is the size of your palm) mild cheese, extra virgin olive oil & vinegar if you need dressing or squeeze of lemon

((This is the time I workout! Although, my favorite time to work out is early in the morning!))

then I drink a protein drink after my workout. 

3 hours later SNACK TIME yayyy!

1 cup of skinny popcorn or carrots and hummus, or oikos yogurt if you prefer

DINNER TIME: Broccoli, steamed, salmon (size of palm) apple sauce unsweetened 

Drink lots of water...

SNACK TIME: Popcorn or 2 graham crackers, you could always grab more veggies if you are super hungry! 

I will post some of my favorite workouts next week. For the most part I do 40 min hiit workouts/cardio and then weights for 20 minutes. I do try to mix it up and sit in the sauna! 

STRETCH before bed! I am always sore now haha!! Okay who is with me?! It is hard but so worth it! I do 1-2 cheat meals a week! 

Just so you all know, it took me weeks to get enough courage to post this. I have work to do. I want to be honest with you though and show you where I am at right now. This is the beginning. 

I can also post my workout playlists and some motivational vids I love if you want them too! 

Love you all bunches! Thank you for stopping by and just being so supportive. I am going to just close my eyes and hit save & publish. Hope this helps you and maybe you can join me!! 

XOXO,

Sarah